|1946 WCCO Stay At Home Campaign - WA4CZD|
Polio outbreaks in the United States in the summer of 1946 were at an all-time high. In Minneapolis, Minnesota there was a voluntary quarantine - and with no newspaper delivery boys there was no Sunday Funnies. Mayor (and future Vice President) Hubert H. Humphrey came to the rescue and read the Sunday comics over WCCO (and did a pretty good job). There is more about the Stay At Home Campaign and this broadcast at the Minneapolis Star Tribune: http://www.startribune.com/local/blogs/116452338.html
Keywords: WCCO; Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978; Poliomyelitis; Comics; OTR; Polio; Epidemics; Old Time Radio
|The Eisenhower Years - WA4CZD|
The Eisenhower Years was a 13-part radio documentary that was produced by Kansas State University in 1969 & 1970. According to Kansas Cooperative Extension Service History, 1914-1989, "It was aired over the K-State Radio Network, the National Educational Radio Network (the fore-runner of National Public Radio), and the Voice of America." I've tagged these files with "1970" & "VOA." Any typo or error is mine...
Keywords: World War, 1939-1945; Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978; Ike; Roscoe Drummond; Stephen Ambrose; World War II; Bradley, Omar Nelson, 1893-1981; D-Day; Kenneth Davis; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Western Front; KSU; WWII; Dwight D. Eisenhower; VOA; Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969; Thor Smith; Harry Butcher; 1969; 1970; Old Time Radio; OTR
|Senator Robert F. Kennedy Funeral - Department of Defense|
Poor. "Summary: (Entire reel was shot at night) People around grave site holding candles. HS, entire cemetery area with candles flickering. Pall bearers carry flag-draped coffin; place it on ground. Zoom shot to Ted Kennedy, Ethel Kennedy and children. HS, of entire assemblage (difficult to identify personalities). Folded US flag from coffin given to Ethel Kennedy. Pres Johnson and other VIP's express their condolence to Mrs Kennedy...
Keywords: RFK; Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968; Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 -- Assassination; Kennedy, Ethel 1928-; Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009; Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994; Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007; Johnson, Lyndon B., 1908-1973; Johnson, Claudia Taylor (Lady Bird), 1912-2007; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973; Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978